I spent some time last week talking with Robin Kohli at E-junkie.com, the makers of E-junkie and Fat Free Cart. They’re based in Tucson and have five people on staff.
TheCartBlog: So tell me about E-junkie.
E-junkie: Well, we’re a small company operating in the e-Commerce space with three offerings: BuckDrop, Fat Free Cart, and E-junkie (which is also called Fat Free Cart Pro). BuckDrop is just a small utility that allows people to collect donations on their websites. It’s free. Fat Free Cart and E-junkie are shopping cart packages. Fat Free Cart only allows you to sell tangible products; E-junkie allows you to sell digital goods and also has a lot of extra features.
TheCartBlog: Great! What’s the differentiator for E-junkie and Fat Free Cart?
TheCartBlog: And these are hosted services?
E-junkie: Yes. The fees are based on the size of your catalog. There are no fees related to sales volume.
TheCartBlog: What discounting models do you offer?
E-junkie: Discount based on dollars spent, number of items in cart, free shipping, fixed amount or percentage off, coupons….
TheCartBlog: Great! A full array. For bolt-on shopping cart offering where you can build on top of something existing, it’s interesting to know where you’re getting deployed. What are the numbers here?
E-junkie: Well, it used to be primarily stand-alone websites, but now we’re seeing a lot of deployment on BlogSpot and WordPress sites. MySpace is also an important venue for us.
TheCartBlog: That’s great…and I’m sure your ability to operate in a no-Javaspace zone like MySpace is a real differentiator.
TheCartBlog: Are all the products under active development?
E-junkie: FatFree cart is growing incrementally; we’re adding some Google features to it, but E-junkie is under active development right now. We’re adding new features all the time.
TheCartBlog: And finally talk about the user profile and the support model.
E-junkie: We’re very merchant focused; merchants can use our products directly, although if they wish, they can engage someone from our developer community to do it for them. Support is provided by email and through a customer forum.
E-junkie has been around since 2004; they are based in Tucson and have five people on staff. They are currently serving over 3800 clients. Thanks for your time, guys!